Wednesday, 29 October 2014


The final preparations are under way for the group's World War One commemoration events on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9.
The re-creation and exhibition of the VAD Hospital in the Village Hall opens at 10.30 on Saturday and continues until 5pm. It's open again on Sunday between 11am and 1.30pm. Entry is free on both days.
If you'd like to take part in the re-enactment, dressed as  a wounded soldier or a bed patient, tell Ann Foat or Peter Wart as soon as possible.
Tickets (£2) for our Saturday evening event - Ash in World War One - are now on sale in Welcome and the Post Office. Proceeds go to the Royal British Legion. Entry is by ticket only.

Sunday, 5 October 2014


The annual David Downes Memorial Lecture will be given by Hazel Basford of Quex Park, on Thursday, October 23. Her subject is World War One and VAD hospitals in East Kent, which will be an excellent lead-in to our commemoration weekend.
The lecture will be held in Ash Village Hall and starts at 7.30pm. There will be tea and coffee as usual and a raffle.
Tickets for the dramatic event - Ash in World War One - on the evening of  November 8 at 7.30p.m. will also be on sale. Entry to this event will be by ticket only, price £2.  
Stewards ,salespeople and welcomers are needed for the weekend. If you can give an hour or so, please phone Ann Foat on 01304  812121, or pop into the heritage centre on Saturday morning and leave your name.